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About Us

Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) & KS1 Educational Classroom Furniture and Resources, Nursery Play Equipment

Designs For Education is an experienced, specialist company developing innovative products for the Early Years and Childcare sector.

We supply a wide range of school classroom furniture, nursery play equipment, Early Years Foundation Stage and K1 resources to make the day to day challenges faced by managers and practitioners a little easier whilst creating a comfortable nurturing environment in which little people can develop safely.

Following consultation with Early Years professionals about the recent changes to Early Years practice we have developed products to support and promote the delivery of the highest quality provision.

Meet the Team

Ashley Pether


Ashley co-founded Designs For Education Ltd. With a background in purchasing and product development, Ashley helped research the needs and desires of the education market to create our innovative and comprehensive range. She is always looking for new ideas and welcomes suggestions from customers.

In her free time Ashley enjoys playing badminton with friends, walking in the Peak District and pub quizzes.

Caroline Macaulay


Co-founded Designs For Education Ltd in 2007. Qualified to professional level in Purchasing and Supply then specialised in Product Development; skills which help keep Designs For Education ahead of the competition. Caroline keeps an eye on trends in the market and maintains supplier relationships to keep product quality high. 

Out of work Caroline loves all things theatrical especially being part of a big crowd, even though at 5’ 2” and easily the shortest member of the team she often can’t see the action!

Rosalind Reeves

Project Analyst

Ros joined the company in 2009. Her main role involves website and database maintenance but her qualities of accuracy mean she is often roped into other project based tasks. Out of work Ros enjoys running and has even run the London Marathon. At a slower pace she enjoys walking her two dogs and making treats for them.

Kirsty McCall


Kirsty joined the company in 2014 after a chance meeting with Caroline at a beer festival! Having worked with both Caroline and Ashley previously, Kirsty was the ideal choice to take on the challenge of producing the catalogue. Kirsty is responsible for product selection, photography and copy writing. Outside work Kirsty’s two young children keep her very busy but when she isn’t running round after them she enjoys cake making, a skill in which the whole team agree she is extremely proficient!

Carla Ryan

Customer Services

Carla joined Designs for Education in November 2009. She is the key member of the team and your first point of contact when you call. Responsible for handling queries and processing orders amongst other tasks she ensures we offer the best customer experience. In her spare time she enjoys nothing more than to open up her Honda CBR 600 F motorbike along the lanes of UK and Europe. She also enjoys socialising with family and friends.